CSL Daily 11/19/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“The Turn of the Tide” is a Lewis poem that was published on Nov. 1, 1948 in Punch (Almanac). Revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I saw how stories of this kind [fairy stories] could steal past a certain inhabitant which had paralysed much of my own religion  in childhood.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 11/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said” was first published on Nov. 18, 1956 in The New York Times Book Review.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“A book worth reading only in childhood is not worth reading even then.”

Sometimes Fairy Stories May Say Best What’s to Be Said
(First published in The New York Times Book Review on 11/18/1956)

CSL Daily 8/18/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

“Solomon,” a poem by Lewis was published in the August 14, 1946 issue of Punch.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I think God wants us to love Him more, not to love creatures (even animals) less.”

Letter to Mary Willis Shelburne on 8/18/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 8/07/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

The poem “Two Kinds of Memory” was published on August 7, 1947 in Time and Tide. A revised version is in Poems.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“The good things even of this world are far too good ever to be reached by imagination. Even the common orange, you know: no one could have imagined it before he tasted it. How much less Heaven.”

Letter to Mrs. Johnson 8/7/1956
(Published in The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis, Volume III)

CSL Daily 7/14/17

FACT OF THE DAY:

Imagination and Thought in the Middle Ages is a talk Lewis gave on two nights in 1956, July 17th and 18th.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“[Flippancy] is a thousand miles away from joy; it deadens, instead of sharpening, the intellect; and it excites no affection between those who practice it.”

The Screwtape Letters XI
(Published in The Guardian on 7/11/1941)